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What do the flags mean that are on the beach?

Before taking a dip in the sea, you should look to see which colour flag is waving on the beach. Flags show the safety of the water, as determined by security personnel.

Green flag: Calm waters. Swimming permitted.

Yellow flag: Water with waves. Swim using precaution.

Red flag: Strong currents and/or waves. No swimming in sea.

Can we get married on the beach in Salou?

No. In Salou, civil marriages are performed at the Justice of the Peace or at the Torre Vella.

Are there beaches accessible for people with reduced mobility?

Yes, the two main beaches in Salou, Llevant Beach and Ponent Beach, are adapted to offer secure access with no architectural barriers all the way onto the sand.

Salou’s two main beaches have an access point where all services come together that are adapted for people with reduced mobility: Reserved parking spaces, catwalk to the ‘wet area’, adapted showers, amphibious chairs and general information on the beaches.

Can I bring my dog onto the beaches in Salou?

According to the official beaches plan of Salou services and during the bathing season, you can not bring dogs to the beaches during the following period:

- The following Tuesday of Easter week until the first Sunday of November

During the rest of the year, you can bring your dog to the beaches in Salou, provided that they do not bother other people. Owners are responsible for cleaning up their dogs’ poop. 

Can I fish on the beaches of Salou?

Yes, you can fish between 9 pm and 8 am, provided that you have the pertinent fishing license. There is recreational rod fishing in these areas:

Are there free Wi-Fi zones?

The Salou City Council provides free Wi-Fi at the public areas signposted with 'Salou connecta’t’.

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Can I sleep overnight in caravans?

No. It is totally prohibited to spend the night in a caravan anywhere in Salou at any time of year. You can stay with your caravan at any of the three campgrounds in the municipality.

 

Where can I park my car?

Salou has car parks distributed throughout the municipality. During the high tourist season (Holy Week and following week, and from 1 June to 30 September), parking in the city centre is regulated with parking metres from Monday to Sunday (including holidays) from 10 am to 2 pm and 5 to 10 pm.

On the streets Barcelona, Berenguer de Palou (section between Via Augusta and Via Roma), Via Roma, Via Agusta, Ciutat de Reus (section between Via Augusta and Sínies), parking is also regulated by parking metre in the winter, on Monday to Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm, and 5 to 8 pm.

What is the tourist tax?

The tourist tax is applied to stays in tourist establishments –hotels, tourist apartments, campgrounds, rural lodging, youth hostels, designated overnight sleeping areas for mobile homes and cruise ships- in Catalonia.

The rates are:

TYPE OF ESTABLISHMENT

BCN city 

Salou & other towns

5 star hotels and cruise ships

€2.25

2.25 

4 star and 4 star superior hotels

1.10

0.90 

All other establishments

0.65

0.45 

 (*) These rates are before adding the VAT of 10%

Exempt from the application of this tax are stays subsidised by social programmes adn minors 16 and younger.

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